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Well no I see almost no reason to buy NVidia card(For my own personal use) They are outperformed and have NO extra features.
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I hear a stampede of lawyers coming
More good news for ATI.

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We already knew that Nvidia is working on a CUDA version for x86 CPUs, but said it would leave a modification for ATI GPUs to others.
im sure there is some small print floating around somewhere, but looks like this guy may have his bases covered for the time bring. so i dont think being sued is going to do anything.

its not like he's changing the PhysX API and calling it his own or anything, he's just adapting and slightly manipulating the code to be compatible with ATI cards.

i guess its sorta like those guys that make Omega Catalyst drivers and whatever. they get the main blueprints and just tweak them. or the "hacked" drivers to make SLI work on Crossfire motherboards or vice versa, whichever it was. no one got sued for that.
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This is great news for ATI, it increases the performance even higher of a very good card. I'm definitely purchasing the 4870's.
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If CUDA works on both brands i definitely can't wait to get my hands on it's SDKs.
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nvidia said ati could use physx if they want.
True but I'm sure they'll be a wee bit pissed that their newest, bestest technology is now able to be "emulated" (sorry, that's the best word I could think of) by the competition so quickly.

Well, it isn't really the competition per se but I can see ATI getting a hold of what this guy did and releasing their own tweaked drivers very soon.

It like Microsoft saying, "Oh well. It happens." when people crack every single piracy counter measure.

Hopefully I didn't open up a new can of worms by bringin up the big M$.
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Well no I see almost no reason to buy NVidia card(For my own personal use) They are outperformed and have NO extra features.
lolwut

Instead of a 4850 you can get the 9800 GTX+ which outperforms it most tests.
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lolwut

Instead of a 4850 you can get the 9800 GTX+ which outperforms it most tests.
Show me a benchmark where this is true. RV770 overclocks better than G92b and is $30 less.
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Show me a benchmark where this is true. RV770 overclocks better than G92b and is $30 less.
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Do those include the hotfix? Either way, the HD4850 is cheaper and can perform equal to a 9800GTX+ when both are overclocked.
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